MN Chapter | September Edition


Join Us in Welcoming Our Incoming 22/23 ASID MN Board of Directors and Saying Thank You to Those At the End of Their Term

October 1st marks the start of our new fiscal year. We'd like to take a moment to thank the outgoing volunteer Board members for their time and dedication to advancing the mission of ASID MN. Thank you for a great year, Christine Happel 21/22 President and Nicole Alatar, 2020 - 22 At-Large Director!

Welcome to our new and returning members...

President: Roger Zierman

President-Elect: Lucy Penfield

Finance Director: Nancy Baker

Communications Director: Drew Gray

Membership Director: Bonnie Folkerts

At-Large Director: Tim Mohnkern

Professional Development Director: Calie Pierce

Student Representative: Caitlin Drews

Nominate Here

The ASID MN 2022 Chapter Awards are Here!

Continue the tradition of honoring members of our Minnesota Chapter by nominating the ASID member who best exemplifies the professionalism and leadership it takes to be a member of ASID. Click on the link below to complete the nomination form for the following chapter awards...

Designer of Distinction

Emerging Talent

Industry Partner Star

Tom Gunkleman Legacy Award


Specific criteria for each award are listed on the form. Once you have finished adding your name at the top and the names of the ASID members you are nominating, click the submit button at the bottom of the page to complete your nominations.

Nomination window closes Friday, Sept. 30th, 2022 at 5PM

Be Sure to Mark Your Calendars for the 2022 Awards Gala

Thursday, November 3rd

Location: IMS

More details and ticket information coming soon!


September Designer & Industry Partner Networking Event

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

4PM - 7PM

Brother Justus Whiskey Co.

3300 5th St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55114

Event Highlights will include...

  • Tours of this beautifully restored warehouse
  • Architect Aaron Wittkamper of Wittkamper Studio will be on hand to share about the history of the space
  • ASID MN's first ever Speed Networking Extravaganza
  • Chance to win great prizes
  • Appetizers and a drink ticket to enjoy some Brother Justus Whiskey

Register Here
Sample Sale: Save the Date
September 16th & 17th

ASID MN's biggest sale of the year is moving back to the fall! Save the date for this highly anticipated event where you'll find luxury home items, lighting, designer furniture and more up to 80% off retail prices.

Designers interested in participating in the sale, contact for more information.

Amber Hurdle helps professionals connect value of personal brands, employer brands and business brands to achieve bottom line results. She personally understands what it takes to accelerate sucess as a former teen mom who evolved into a powerhouse businesswoman, having worked with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies alike.

Click here to learn more and see Amber in action.

September Business Development CEU

Velvet Machete Branding: How to Lead & Grow Your Personal Brand

Tuesday, Sept. 20th

10AM - 11:30AM

NewStudio Architecture

2303 Wycliff Street

St. Paul, MN 55114

Event Timeline:

10AM – Check-in and Networking

10:30AM – 11:30 – Presentation

ASID MN invites you to this highly anticipated event where you’ll earn 1 CEU and gain exceptional marketing knowledge to grow and support your business. 

How to brand yourself within an existing brand is one of the top struggles of today’s professional. Differentiating yourself from your peers, or even others in your own company, to build trust with your customers, potential customers and potential team members can be wildly frustrating without the right road map.

Register Here

September Brunch & Learn HSW CEU: Color's Impact on Mind & Body in Interior Environments

Tuesday, Sept. 29th

9AM - 11AM

Select Surfaces

181 Cheshire Lane N, Suite 600

Plymouth, MN 55441

Event Timeline:

9AM: Check-In Begins

9:30AM: Presentation Begins

Join ASID MN for the September Brunch & Learn and earn 1 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) CEU.

At the end of this program, you will be able to recognize how the human eye perceives color and the three basic characteristics of color: hue, value, and chroma; describe how color meanings affect emotions both positively and negatively; recognize the significant psychological and physiological effect color can have and its use in design for healing environments, environments for the aging, and commercial and residential applications; and discuss the importance of age, gender, and culture in the perception and health impact of color in design.

Click here to learn more about Presenter, Gena McCannon

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October Brunch & Learn CEU: Kitchen Design Forecast

Tuesday, October 25th

9AM - 11AM

ProSource of St. Paul

6866 33rd Street North

Suite 140

Oakdale, MN 55128

Event Timeline:

9AM: Check-In Begins

9:30AM: Presentation Begins

With over 25+ years in the K&B industry, Stacey Lindstrom, National Trainer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, has worked in all facets of the field, from big box retailers to independent dealers to online design and sales. She has taken her knowledge and experience over the years and uses those skills to train new – and veteran- designers. Stacey will be providing an overview of current and emerging color and design trends as they relate to kitchens and interiors.

Register Here

October Student & Emerging Professional Event: How to Build a Better Portfolio

Wednesday, October 26th

4:30 PM - 7 PM

DOM Interiors

275 Market Street, Suite 145

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Timeline:

  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM: Social Hour
  • 5:30 to 6:15 PM: Presentation and PowerPoint on successful portfolios
  • 6:15-7:00 PM: Small group break out sessions to review your portfolio


Attention students and recent grads:

Attend this event to learn how to make your portfolio shine. Bring your portfolio or current project for feed back from a former educator and award winning designers. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and time to socialize in this beautiful showroom at IMS


Prizes donated by Aspire Design Showroom Gallery and Bayer Built Woodworks

Register Here

Aspire Design Showroom Gallery / Dakota Supply Group is looking for a Kitchen & bath Showroom consultant

Full-time consultant needed to assist clients in making kitchen and bath selections for their home. Enjoy working with people and finding design solutions, then apply today and become a team member of an Employee-Owned Company. Click here for more info.

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